DLA Piper has been awarded the Best International Law Firm of the Year 2013–14 (India) award at the annual LegalEra Awards, held on 15 March in Mumbai to celebrate excellence in the Indian legal market.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges comprising senior in-house counsel and leaders of the Indian bar, based on feedback from clients, peers and other market intermediaries.
DLA Piper has advised on several cross-border M&A transactions, equity and debt capital markets offerings and high-profile commercial dispute matters in India. Last year was a significant year for the India group, with DLA Piper ranked as the number-one international law firm in India by Mergermarket (M&A report for 2013), as well as winning three Deal of the Year Awards 2013 from the India Business Law Journal.
Over the course of the year, DLA Piper has also advised on the first-ever high-yield bond offering from India, as well as on the $1.2bn (£727m) follow-on offering by Power Grid Corporation — one of the largest government disinvestment transactions last year.